• Crockpot Cinnamon Almonds

     It’s a well-known fact…I don’t keep a lot of junk around our house. It’s too tempting, and we don’t need it. However, I do like to have something to go along with a cup of coffee that I can offer a surprise guest, and these coated almonds (I’m actually using pecans today.) are  perfect. Plus, a few in a bag with a sweet note, the recipe, and a bow make a GREAT gift with a very personal touch!

    So delicious!

    So delicious!

    I’m giving you the recipe as it was given to me. I must admit that I probably do not stir as often as is called for, and I haven’t noticed that it ruins my nuts. In fact, the only reason that I can see to make these in the crockpot instead of the oven if that I don’t have to stay right with them and stir every few minutes.

    Delicious with a cup of good coffee!

    Delicious with a cup of good coffee!

    Ingredients

    1 Cup Sugar
    1 Cup Brown Sugar
    3 Tablespoons Cinnamon
    Dash of Salt
    1 Egg White
    2 Teaspoons Vanilla
    3-5 Cups Almonds (or any nuts)
    1/8 Cup Water

    Preparation

    1. Mix together sugars, cinnamon, and salt.

    2. In another bowl beat together egg white and vanilla until just before soft peaks form. Stir almonds thoroughly into mixture.

    3. Stir almonds into the sugar mixture until all are coated well.

    4. Butter (or spray well) your crockpot.

    5. Add nuts to crockpot and set on low.

    6. Stir every 20-30 minutes for the next 2 hours. (I don’t always stir this often.)

    7. After two hours, add the water to the nuts and stir very well. This is to make your nuts crunchier.

    8. Cook for 1 more hour, stirring half way through the hour.

    9. Spread almonds so they can dry.

    I let dry completely and then seal in plastic bowl. According to when I think I will serve them, I may or may not refrigerate.

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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